My New Chicken Pole Barn *PICS*

Heidi

Songster
12 Years
Mar 18, 2007
1,084
5
184
Northwest Michigan
My DH told me I could have the "Economy Booster Check" that everyone was sent awhile back. So I decided not to pay any bills, but to build a chicken pole barn.
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It ended up costing almost 3 times the amount, but it's paid for - free and clear. Here's the yard cleared and ready and fenced off from the girls - you can see their old coop in the back.
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The beginnings - I'm far to the left, my good friend beside me and my DH off to the right.
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More friends showing up to help.
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Got to have concrete!
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Skinned and windows in - there's 2 other windows on each side that are much larger for a cross breeze.
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Inside pens - total of 3. The 2 smaller side pens have about 1/4 acres running room outside and the larger pen in the back has a yard of about 1/2 acre.
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Lastly - the siding. It's pretty much done except I need to add more dirt and flowers to the front and our door on the right pen needs to be built. The electric will be installed this weekend - 2 over head lights on timers and 2 outlets for water dish warmers during the winter.
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My friend from the first pic made this for me. It will hang over the front door.
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Hope you enjoyed.
 
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Heidi

Songster
12 Years
Mar 18, 2007
1,084
5
184
Northwest Michigan
Thanks everyone - my girls aren't complaining so they must be happy. I tried to make the pics smaller in Photo bucket, but obviously I'm doing something wrong. Sorry about the largness of the pics.
 

Omran

Crowing
Jul 26, 2008
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12
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Bagdad KY
Congratulations on your Achievement, that is a real hen house.
I wanted myself to do the same but due to the tight budget these days I buildt a smaller house you can check mine undernieth my webpage on BYC.
But really you did a wonderful job, you should be very happy with it for long long years to come.
Omran.
 

WestKnollAmy

The Crazy Chicken Lady
Apr 22, 2008
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421
upstate SC
That is wonderful!
I wish I could get something organized like that here. I want a smaller building and still can't figure out where to start!
 

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